Until I searched the definition of the word "nativity".....I didn't realize that it means....
"the process or circumstances of being born".
I've always simply thought of "The Nativity"....as a scene depicting the birth of our precious Lord and Savior. I've collected nativities for many years and my favorite is still the one that we got our first CHRIST-mas together....34 years ago. It's a Home Interior (does that company still exist)....and Pappy built the stable out of "barn wood" plywood.
My Dad passed away on December 4, 1994.
Pappy's Mom and brothers and sisters bought me this nativity and church.....I have them sitting on the chest in our bedroom just for this CHRIST-mas time.
Growing up, my Mom always brought out the Three Wise Men at CHRIST-mas. Because she got tired of my begging and pleading and whining (just kidding).....she gave them to me....but....the same CHRIST-mas that she did that....Jess bought me a set that she found on e-bay because she knew I loved them so much....so I was doubly blessed that year....but I gave a set back to Jess just the other day so she would have her very own
"Three Wise Men"!
"Three Wise Men"!
This is a view of the top two shelves in our curio cabinet holding lots of little nativities.
See this one down front......
....my mother in law brought it back to me from a trip to Mexico!
Luke 2:7 (KJV)
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
Do you collect anything pertaining to CHRIST-mas?
Your nativities are beautiful. We have a whole set we have passed on to our kids. I also had 3 beautiful wise men that I got right after we first got married when I was selling the Home Interiors stuff. My son wanted those so I let him have them last year. I do need to get a picture of them as they are really old.ReplyDelete
I now have 3 new and big stained glass wisemen a friend gave me. You burn a tea light behind them, and the colors really show up. It's just hard to get a good picture, but I do need to do that now that you've posted this and blog about it.
I love your nativity sets. They are so pretty. Keep Christ is Christmas!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous nativity sets! So many and so different. Thanks for sharing with us.ReplyDelete
Wow! What a beautiful collection of nativities, thank you for joining! I've never seen an elephant before! And how special to end up with two sets of wise me that you love-I'm sure they'll be treasured by both of you:@)ReplyDelete
You have a fabulous collection of Nativities. Love those glass wisemen.ReplyDelete
I have the same 3 wisemen....amazing! Enjoyed seeing your collectionReplyDelete
Those 3 wisemen are beautiful, as are the one you got when your Father died. I have a few, but never really thought of collecting them. Hmmmmm....maybe I need to go shopping! :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful collection, Deb! Jeremiah 29:11 is one of my favourite verses. You have a lovely blog and I'm glad to have found you through this party. I have signed up to be a follower of your blog. Have a lovely day.ReplyDelete
A fabulous collection! Love all your Nativities!ReplyDelete
What lovely nativity sets....those wisemen are gorgeous :)ReplyDelete
You have some gorgeous nativity sets! Love them! Wonderful reason for the season!ReplyDelete
Wonderful post! I love your collection. Thanks for sharing the photos. Your playlist is lovely, too. :) Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
I don't really collect anything but I love all your Nativity scenes and the explanation of the word Nativity. Hope you and yours have a blessed Christmas.ReplyDelete
your collection is really nice. thanks so much for sharing them.ReplyDelete
Those are really neat! I've never seen a horse or elephant in a nativity... that's pretty cool! :)ReplyDelete
Love your collection...thanks for sharing it with us..Have a blessed Christmas.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful Christmas post. Thank you for sharing your treasures with us.ReplyDelete
Blessings for a very Merry Christmas.